Here are some more pics of the fugg'd-uped-ness
All I needed to do was to perform a little magic (strip it with Zinsser, sand it with 120 grit, stain with Varathane dark walnut gel stain, coat of poly, sand with 220 grit and poly once more) and
Oh, yes I did!
Now lets look at one of a pair of simple, sleek step end tables.
Gee, that looks pretty bad...
Ewwww, what's it look like up close?
That was grody to the max
but this is what a little elbow grease (and stain remover, sanding, new stain and poly) can do
and from a bit further back
I think the term "OMG" could apply again